Jorge Luna has been practicing law since 1996 in a variety of areas, including employment, construction, business litigation, intellectual property and entertainment.  For the past 17 years, Mr. Luna has focused his practice exclusively on employment matters, with an emphasis on litigation and workplace investigations.

Mr. Luna represents employers in all aspects of employment law matters, including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. Mr. Luna has extensive experience preparing, handling and managing litigation matters, including taking cases up to and through trial and subsequent appeals. Specifically, he addresses budgets, initial pleadings, discovery, dispositive motions, mediations, arbitrations, bench trials, jury trials and appeals.

Mr. Luna conducts workplace investigations for both private and public employers.  Mr. Luna is experienced in handling investigations involving high ranking employer representatives and sensitive topics, including claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  Mr. Luna is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators, and he has lectured on investigation topics, including assessing credibility and handling problematic witnesses.

Honors & Recognitions

Mr. Luna was named a “Southern California Rising Star” for five consecutive years, based on a poll of selected Southern California Lawyers. This recognition honors exceptional Southern California attorneys who are under the age of 40. All award recipients must be nominated by an attorney outside of their firm and must go through an extensive assessment before being selected for this honor.

Mr. Luna has also received awards from the following organizations: Corporate LiveWire Global Awards, AVVO, and The American Registry.

Representative Matters

  • On behalf of a public entity, Mr. Luna obtained summary judgment in federal court against three former employees who claimed gender discrimination after they were laid off as part of a reduction in force.
  • Mr. Luna achieved summary judgment on behalf of a public entity against an employee who was not selected for promotion because he was not the most qualified applicant. The plaintiff claimed age-based discrimination, retaliation, fraud and breach of contract. The firm was first brought into the case just two weeks before the deadline for filing a motion for summary judgment, with the plaintiff’s deposition yet to be taken. The appellate court affirmed the summary judgment.
  • Mr. Luna also successfully represented a public entity client against 15 causes of action stemming from the termination of a maintenance worker who had been out on medical leave for several years. The entire action was dismissed without leave to amend, and Mr. Luna’s client was awarded its costs.
  • On behalf of a public entity, Mr. Luna successfully negotiated a favorable settlement of a discrimination and retaliation claim brought by a former member of the police department who claimed she was constructively terminated. Mr. Luna was able to settle both the civil litigation claim and an associated workers’ compensation claim.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Annual Training Conference:

  • What’s Over the Rainbow @ CALPERS: Guidance For Disability Retirement - November 2021
  • Guidance for Disability Retirement - November 2020

  • Vested Rights And Public Pensions In The 21st Century - December 2018
  • Unfunded Liability Continues To Haunt Agencies: Where Are We Now And Where Are We Going? - December 2018

Southern California Public Labor Relations Council (SCPLRC):

  • “PEPRA… and Its Aftermath” – May 2015

Alerts & Articles


  • Self-Help Discovery?” Daily Journal (July 2016)
  • "PEPRA v. UMTA - Transit Districts May Be the Ultimate Winners", AALRR Alert (January 2015)

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Board Member
  • Princeton University Southern California Alumni Association, Member
  • Association of Workplace Investigators, Member
  • Whittier Area Community Church, Assistant Basketball Coach


J.D., Loyola Law School
B.A., Princeton University


  • 1996, California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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